Gallaudet's Ann Whited named ECAC Division III South Player of the Week
CENTERVILLE, Mass. - The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced its players of the week for the week ending Oct. 20 and Gallaudet University senior outside hitter Ann Whited (Fishers, Ind.) was named the Division III Women's Volleyball South Player of the Week. This is the second award this week for Whited, who was also named North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Women's Volleyball Student-Athlete of the Week for the second time this season.
Gallaudet (27-6) capped off an undefeated, four-win week with a victory over conference opponent Penn. St.-Berks on Sunday afternoon; the Bison did not drop a set all week. Whited led Gallaudet with 32 kills and a .304 hitting percentage (32-8-79). She also recorded 32 digs, 10 service aces and two solo blocks for a total of 44 points on the week. With the win on Sunday, the Bison finished their NEAC schedule with a perfect, 11-0, record. They have since beaten cross-town rival Catholic University of America by a score of 3-1.
This is the second time this season that a Bison player has received this honor. Sophomore outside hitter Kali Frowick (Norfolk, Neb.) was named ECAC Division III Women's Volleyball South Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 10.
Gallaudet will return to action on Saturday, Oct. 27 when it hosts non-conference foes Lebanon Valley College and the University of Scranton in a homecoming double header. The matches are set to begin at noon and 2 p.m., respectively.
About the ECAC
The ECAC is the nation's largest athletic and the only multi-divisional conference in the country with approximately 300 Division I, II, and III colleges and universities. The ECAC stretches from Maine to North Carolina and westerly to Illinois. Established in 1938, the ECAC, a non-profit service organization, sponsors nearly 100 championships in 37 men's and women's sports and assigns more than 4,400 officials in 12 sports. The ECAC also administers nine affiliate sports organizations and six playing leagues, and through the public relations arm of the conference, more than 2,000 student-athletes are recognized annually. Finally, the ECAC serves as the primary conference for select members in the sports of men's ice hockey, women's ice hockey, and men's lacrosse. For more information about the ECAC please visit its website www.ecac.org.